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Building Skills to Build the Nation

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Takeaways from the 2017 Skills and Career Development Summit

This year the inaugural FP&M SETA Skills and Career Development Summit sought to prepare and uplift learners for a better future. Over 2000 learners are estimated to have attended the event, which took place in Johannesburg, where they were able to network and learn more about the various learnership...

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How Can South Africa Empower the Future Citizens of the Economy?

It’s no secret that South Africa’s youth are suffering from high levels of social dislocation and marginalisation due to amplified levels of unemployment, inequality and skills shortages across the country which in turn prevents them from becoming active economic citizens.   According to StatSA, 66% of the total population...

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Accelerating Skills Development and Shining Light in Dark Places

According to Statistics South Africa, the local unemployment rate is currently 27.7% which is the highest it’s been since September 2003. Statistician-general Pali Lehohla says that unemployment remained high among those with an education level of less than matric at 33.1%, which is 5.4 percentage points higher than the...

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Unlocking Tech Skills for South Africa

Innovation in Africa is booming but there’s much to be achieved before the continent’s technology is able to compete with the advancements of other first-world countries. This is due to the technology gap that has occurred as a result of former colonial powers. African countries account for only 3.0%...

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Empowering Women Through Skills Development

It’s women’s month and a time to really reflect on the inequalities of our society. Women’s Day, which is celebrated every year in South Africa on the 9th of August, commemorates the 1956 march where approximately 20 000 women took to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against...

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Stepping Stones to Economic Empowerment

Obtaining a qualification is something that many young South Africans only dream about. While radical transformation and skills development remain high on the government’s agenda, it’s clear that real economic inclusion is still a pipe-dream.   Broad skills gaps and high unemployment rates continue to hinder the country and...

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Get up to R120 000 back from the learnership tax allowance

Learnerships are developed with expert industry knowledge and experience so that the learning programme and qualification of the learners are relevant to a specific occupation. A learnership leads to an NQF registered qualification.   The Learnership Tax Allowance, section 12H of the Income Tax Allowance Act No. 58 of...

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Learnership Opportunities Galore

We’re proud to announce that we’ve diversified our learnership offerings to bring you further opportunities for skills development in the realm of accommodation, hospitality, construction and more.   What are learnerships?   A learnership is a work-based learning programme for gaining knowledge and practical skills in the workplace in...

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